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– According to Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), the Maryland marriage equality needs to raise another $2 million before the November 6 referendum.
– San Francisco’s new archbishop, Prop 8 advocate Salvatore Cordileone, says that gays and lesbians should not be allowed to receive Communion.
– Anti-gay conservative groups have criticized a gay judge, essentially just for being gay.
– A Nashua, New Hampshire elementary school has reached an agreement with the family of a transgender 3rd grader to allow her to identify as her authentic gender in name, dress, and restroom use.
– Morehouse College students have developed a new scholarship named for civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, who was openly gay.
– Atlantic City’s new marketing campaign directly targets same-sex couples.
– A new study in the UK finds that the gay community is seven times more likely to use illegal drugs than the general population.
– Watch this exciting LGBT flashmob in Hanoi, Vietnam!
– Hugh Grant comes out for marriage equality: